Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Eb and Zeb
Episode: Taking Inventory (1932-1933)

Eb and Zeb 1932 - 1933 A "Lum and Abner" type comedy about two old codgers who run a General Store in Corn Center.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Episode: The Most Dangerous Game (10/1/1947)

Escape was radio's leading anthology series of high-adventure radio dramas, airing on CBS from July 7, 1947 to September 25, 1954. Since the program did not have a regular sponsor like Suspense, it was subjected to frequent schedule shifts and lower production budgets, although Richfield Oil signed on as a sponsor for five months in 1950.
Despite these problems, Escape enthralled many listeners during its seven-year run. The series' well-remembered opening combined Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain with this introduction, as intoned by Paul Frees and William Conrad:
“Tired of the everyday grind? Ever dream of a life of romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you... Escape!”
Following the opening theme, a second announcer (usually Roy Rowan) would add:
"Escape! Designed to free you from the four walls of today for a half-hour of high adventure"

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
Episode: The Antique Vase (8/12/1945)

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet launched on CBS on October 8, 1944, moving to NBC in October 1948, and making a late-season switch back to CBS in April 1949. The final years of the radio series were on ABC (the former NBC Blue Network) from October 14, 1949 to June 18, 1954. In total 402 radio episodes were produced. In an arrangement that amplified the growing pains of American broadcasting, as radio "grew up" into television, the Nelsons' deal with ABC gave the network the option to move their program to television. -wikipedia.com

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Batman Mystery Club
Episode: The monster of Dumphreys hall

The Batman Mystery Club was a program about the supernatural and mysteries. Bruce Wayne and Robin proved that ghosts and spirits did not exists. It was a kids show that has kids in the Mystery Club. The show ran in 1950.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Fibber McGee And Molly
Episode: Kramer's Cash Register (4/5/1949)

Fibber McGee and Molly is an American radio comedy series which maintained its popularity over decades. It premiered on NBC in 1935 and continued until its demise in 1959, long after radio had ceased to be the dominant form of entertainment in American popular culture. -wikipedia.org

Friday, March 16, 2012

The Adventures of Babe Ruth
Episode: Dusty Collins (4/16/1934)

Legendary baseball player Babe Ruth in old time radio.
The Babe was heard often on radio in the yesteryear, both as a guest and on his own programs with various titles: The Adventures of Babe Ruth was a 15-minute Blue Network show heard weekly from April 16 to July 13, 1934. The show presented in-depth true life episodes of the Babe.

(More episodes of The Adventures Of Babe Ruth will follow after "Dusty Collins". Enjoy!)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Episode: The Wanderer (1932)

Frankenstein was a serial produced in 1932. A classic story about a mad scientist who believes he can create a living man from dead bodies.

Frankenstein is a novel written by Mary Shelley about a monster produced by an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was eighteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty-one. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the second edition, published in France in 1823.

(If you wish to listen to more of the serial. Just keep this embedded player playing, and the next episode will follow. Enjoy!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Broadway is my beat
Episode: The Andrew Jenkins Case

Broadway Is My Beat, a radio crime drama, ran on CBS from February 27, 1949 to August 1, 1954. With Anthony Ross portraying Times Square Detective Danny Clover, the show originated from New York during its first three months on the air. For the remainder of the series, the role of Detective Danny Clover was portrayed by Larry Thor. The series featured music by Robert Stringer, and scripts by Peter Lyon. John Dietz directed for producer Lester Gottlieb (eventually succeeding him as producer). Bern Bennett was the original announcer.
Beginning with the July 7, 1949 episode, the series was broadcast from Hollywood with producer Elliott Lewis directing a new cast in scripts by Morton S. Fine and David Friedkin. -wikipedia.org

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Episode: Milford Brooks III 12/7/1948

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar was a radio drama of "the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed expense account — America's fabulous freelance insurance investigator." The show aired on CBS Radio from January 14, 1949 to September 30, 1962. There were 811 episodes in the 12-year run, and more than 720 still exist today. -wikipedia.org

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Sealed Book
Episode: Death at storm house (4/22/1945)

The Sealed Book was a radio series of mystery and terror tales, produced and directed by Jock MacGregor for the Mutual network. Between March 18 and September 9, 1945, the melodramatic anthology series was broadcast on Sundays from 10:30pm to 11:00pm.
Each week, after "the sound of the great gong," host Philip Clarke observed that the mysteriously silent "keeper of the book has opened the ponderous door to the secret vault wherein is kept the great sealed book, in which is recorded all the secrets and mysteries of mankind through the ages, Here are tales of every kind, tales of murder, of madness, of dark deeds strange and terrible beyond all belief." After this introduction, the dramas began, occasionally interrupted by curiously extended organ solos. These were probably included in the recorded transcription so that local stations could insert their own commercial spots. Although this anthology series did not have recurring characters (other than the Narrator and the Keeper of the Book), the writers often used the same names for different characters from week to week, including "Hester," "Drake," and most especially "Roger."
At the end of an episode, Clarke told listeners to tune in the following week when "the sound of the great gong heralds another strange and exciting tale from... the sealed book." Scripts were by Robert Arthur, Jr. and David Kogan, who also were responsible for The Mysterious Traveler, and recycled many of the more popular stories from that parent program. "The Hands of Death" was the first of the 26 episodes which concluded with "Death Laughs Last." -wikipedia.org